Search Results: "Barry Root"


BOOK REVIEW

GUMBRELLA by Barry  Root
by Barry Root, illustrated by Barry Root
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Deadpan expressions and low-key reactions enhance the ambiguity of this veteran illustrator's faintly offbeat solo debut. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The tone is light, the pictures are bright—but there's a hint of Stephen King in this tale of a big sister who loves playing doctor to small injured creatures so much that she won't let them go when they're healed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 1991

The trial of Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry, with its titillating mixture of sex, lies, and videotape, not only attracted worldwide attention, but gave rise to more serious questions—which are partially addressed here by Voice of America's Agronsky. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 3, 2012

"A lighthearted, whimsical confection that will delight both kids and their parents' inner child."
The fate of the "Under" realm lies in the hands of an "Over" girl in this entertaining children's adventure that winks at myths and fantasies both ancient and contemporary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANGMAN'S ROOT by Susan Wittig Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 6, 1994

"Who knows what's next? (Author tour)"
It looks like a duel to the death between cat-rescuing fanatic Dottie Riddle and her Central Texas State College colleague Miles Harwick, whose latest grant finances the wholesale slaughter of guinea pigs who've endured a long ``weightless'' suspension. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARRY, BOYHOUND by Andy Spearman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2005

"For boys (or even girls) who appreciate wacky humor and interesting facts, this is a perfect package. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The day Barry becomes a boyhound is filled with adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BELL IN THE BRIDGE by Ted Kooser
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"A bucolic story with more adult than child appeal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A lonely boy finds but never meets a kindred spirit in this summer reverie. Read full book review >

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THE CAT WHO LIKED POTATO SOUP by Terry Farish
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2003

"Older readers especially will be pleased and amused by Farish's evocative language as well as the rich array of subtle verbal and visual nuances here. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Root's spare, warm-hued rural scenes perfectly capture the tone of this tender tale about two curmudgeons—a grizzled "ol' Texas boy, country-raised, don't you know," and a cat—sharing one roof. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Not likely to be a life-changing inspiration to any, save diehard Michael Jordan fans. (Picture book/biography. 4-7)"
Michael Jordan's mother returns for another story about her famous son's childhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROOT CAUSES by Elaine Kozak
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A well-written mystery with a strong but restrained female lead."
After her boyfriend is killed, a Canadian woman finds herself in danger and must unravel secrets from his past in Kozak's debut mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARRY GOLDWATER by Peter Iverson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Although it's of rather narrow interest, Iverson's book is a highly useful addition to the study of Arizona politics."
A biography of a nationally prominent politician that emphasizes the local. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARRY GOLDWATER by Robert Alan Goldberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 1995

"751) on Goldwater's role in postwar American politics."
Sturdy political biography of the author of modern American conservatism (not authorized, but written with its subject's cooperation) . Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1976

"75 titles in his well selected bibliography."
While the vivid, first-hand memories of struggle and triumph—of William Zorach, Maurice Hindus, Mary Antin, Abraham Cahan, and others—are the backbone of this sequel to his documentary World of Our Fathers (1974), Meltzer isn't content with celebrating the success stories. Read full book review >